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I have be having pain on the side of my foot I have notice it's a lump on the side of my foot and my ankle is swollen. It hurts to walk or stand?

I have be having pain on the side of my foot I have notice it's a lump on the side of my foot and my ankle is swollen. It hurts to walk or stand?

Pain in foot: There are a number of causes for foot pain and ankle swelling. Since you are having pain with walking, I highly recommend getting an exam for the best diagnosis and specific treatment plan if needed. Take it easy and best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a lump on top of my knee and when I walk long distances it hurts from my knee down to my foot what could the cause of this be?

I have a lump on top of my knee and when I walk long distances it hurts from my knee down to my foot what could the cause of this be?

2 problems: Sounds like knee effusion or bursitis (prepatellar, infrapatellar, or pes) is the 1st problem. The second problem is different: consider muscle strain, tendonits, neurogenic or vascular claudication. ...Read more

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I have a lump not sure what it is under my foot the side were the padding is it is very sore to walk on and it is quite big please help?

I have a lump not sure what it is under my foot the side were the padding is it is very sore to walk on and it is quite big please help?

See foot specialist: Hard to make diagnosis without examination. This may include x-rays or other radiographic testing. Have specialist evaluate and then discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a lump in the bottom of my foot I have a bump on the bottom of my foot that occassionally hurts when I touch it or walk on it

Should I be concerned about a lump in the bottom of my foot I have a bump on the bottom of my foot that occassionally hurts when I touch it or walk on it

Likely Benign: The most common cause of a lump in the arch is a plantar fibroma, a benign tumor of the plantar fascia ligament. It can be treated with steroid injections and ultrasound therapy. If symptoms return, it can be removed but the recovery can be prolonged. Any lump should be evaluated by a medical professional. While most are benign, malignant tumors do occur in the feet as well. ...Read more

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I cut my foot years ago now there's a hard lump, maybe calcium buildup, may not. After resting for a while it really really hurts just a walk.

I cut my foot years ago now there's a hard lump, maybe calcium buildup, may not. After resting for a while it really really hurts just a walk.

Podiatry: I am sorry to report the answer to this situation will require an examination and not be found on the internet. The best place to start is with your preferred podiatrist. ...Read more

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The outer edge of my foot hurts. There seems to be a lump that is very tender to the touch. It's painful to walk. What could this be?

The outer edge of my foot hurts. There seems to be a lump that is very tender to the touch. It's painful to walk. What could this be?

Bunion, bunionette?: Depends on where on the side of the foot it is located... inside/outside, base of a toe. Consult with a podiatrist and/or orthopedic surgeon, wear proper fitting shoes that do not put excessive pressure on the area. Follow the advice given by the specialists. ...Read more

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I got a splinter or something in my foot about 4 months ago, and it's been a little painful to walk barefoot during that time. It also hurts with any pressure applied to the small area, and it is a small visible bump/lump right there, slightly brown color

I got a splinter or something in my foot about 4 months ago, and it's been a little painful to walk barefoot during that time. It also hurts with any pressure applied to the small area, and it is a small visible bump/lump right there, slightly brown color

End the Problem.: A talented surgeon should have no difficulty extracting the foreign body, or what's left of it, along with dealing with the inflammatory tissue. Probably best performed under an out-patient setting but in-office could be possible. ...Read more

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I have a bluish lump just under the outside of my foot below the ankle bone. It hurts to touch and it feels like it's burning when I walk.

I have a bluish lump just under the outside of my foot below the ankle bone. It hurts to touch and it feels like it's burning when I walk.

Lumps: Lumps on the foot and ankle can be ganglions, lipomas, or even sarcomas. If it hurts and is getting larger, you need to see your physician ...Read more

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I have a large hard itchy lump. On my arch of my foot. It has got extremely itchy and I can't walk without it feeling like walking on rocks.

I have a large hard itchy lump. On my arch of my foot. It has got extremely itchy and I can't walk without it feeling like walking on rocks.

Callus/bite/csyt: It sounds like you have a dermatitis of some form. Some things to consider are how long it has been there.
Such a lump of hardened skin could range from a callus to an insect bite. Your nerves cause the perception of itchiness. It this is impeding your ability to walk, it should be looked at by a professional. ...Read more

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Side of foot hurts can't walk I fell in pe please help I have a red bump on it (it the out side of my foot) please help?

Side of foot hurts can't walk I fell in pe please help I have a red bump on it (it the out side of my foot) please help?

Foot hurt: You realy need to check that out particularly you can't walk. See your doctor or go to ER. Feel better. ...Read more

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I wore sneakers with arch support last night and now my lft arch is stiff and hurts causing me to walk on the side of my foot. Remedy? Cause?

I wore sneakers with arch support last night and now my lft arch is stiff and hurts causing me to walk on the side of my foot. Remedy? Cause?

Probably too much: Arch support for you and caused irritation. Go back to the shoes or sneakers that were comfortable before. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of lumps on the right side of my left foot I walk a lot at work and sprained my big toe years ago sometimes it hurts me please help?

I have a cluster of lumps on the right side of my left foot I walk a lot at work and sprained my big toe years ago sometimes it hurts me please help?

I'm a little confuse: With your question. You have two complaints yes? They sound like they are separate problems. I would recommend you see a foot doctor for both issues.
1) you should get a diagnosis for your "lumps".... Without seeing a picture it is hard to formulate a guess. 2) your big toe - the first mpj bears a lot of weight and xrays and in personal evaluation is important to rule out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Fell 3 wks ago. Shin still hurts bad and swollen. Feel 2 lumps. Side of foot hurts to walk on it. Told I sprained it, no xray. Is this normal?

Fell 3 wks ago. Shin still hurts bad and swollen. Feel 2 lumps. Side of foot hurts to walk on it. Told I sprained it, no xray. Is this normal?

No, not normal at --: All. If symptoms are improving then I would not worry, if not, then I would have it seen to by an Orthopod with Xrays and treatment, as necessary started.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the side of my foot and it hurts why?

I have a lump on the side of my foot and it hurts why?

Ouch: IT hurts because a sensory nerve receptor is being stimulated. This is either by the lump itself or some injury or some other condition that may have caused the lump. ...Read more

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The side of my foot hurts really bad when I walk or when I push on it I'm only 22 what could it be?

The side of my foot hurts really bad when I walk or when I push on it I'm only 22 what could it be?

More specific: If it is on the outside of your foot (the side of the pinky toe), it could be a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal (common for people with high arches). It could also be tendinitis of the peroneus brevis tendon. See a podiatrist for a full examination with x ray, diagnosis, and treatment options. ...Read more

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I've been havin pain in my feet for awhile. The side of my foot from pinky to around ankle hurt. I haven't twisted it. Sometime their hard 2 walk on?

I've been havin pain in my feet for awhile. The side of my foot from pinky to around ankle hurt. I haven't twisted it. Sometime their hard 2 walk on?

A few things: Tendinitis, wore out shoes, arthritis, faulty foot function and other things can cause pain in the outside of your foot. If there is swelling or discoloration (or if this persists) you want to get that checked out to rule out an injury. ...Read more

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My leg hurts on the side as long as. My foot it feels tight. Hurts when I walk. Pain only on side umder calf dwn to side of foot the other side of ankel?

My leg hurts on the side as long as. My foot it feels tight. Hurts when I walk. Pain only on side umder calf dwn to side of foot the other side of ankel?

Achilles: These type of symptoms can be consistent with an achilles tendonitis. There are multiple effective treatments for this type of condition. A treatment plan may include anti-inflammatory medications and stretching. Sometimes theses symptoms may also present with plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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I went to the beach two days ago & I don't know what I did but my foot is in huge pain but just the right side, it hurts to walk help?

I went to the beach two days ago & I don't know what I did but my foot is in huge pain but just the right side, it hurts to walk help?

Needs an evaluation: Some things in question, was this barefoot on the beach. It is so easy to step on something small and sharp and not feel it go in. Such an injury would cause an infection. This could be a sprain from walking on uneven terrain or evn a fracture. A good idea to get it looked at by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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There is a hump on my foot that burst yesterday it hurts when im trying to walk, slightly limping. Just want to know what is it and the cause of it?

There is a hump on my foot that burst yesterday it hurts when im trying to walk, slightly limping. Just want to know what is it and the cause of it?

Ganglion cyst: It is likely that it was a ganglion cyst which is a benign fluid filled sac that arises from a joint or a tendon sheath. If this settles down over a week or two then it will probably be ok. But if the pain persists or worsens then see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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I'm a gymnast and I have a painful, bony bump on the top of my foot. It goes away sometimes but when it is there it hurts to flex, walk and touch it.

Ganglion cyst: Likely this is a ganglion cyst with the history of coming and going. It is fluid pushed out of the joint that forms a cyst. The more inflamed the joint, the more fluid is produced and the bigger the cyst. It can cause tension on nearby nerves contributing to the pain you are feeling. ...Read more

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I have a small soft lump on the back of my left ankle. It doesn't cause constant pain, but does hurt when I walk. What could be the problem?

I have a small soft lump on the back of my left ankle. It doesn't cause constant pain, but does hurt when I walk. What could be the problem?

Ganglion cyst?: Often these are cysts. It's best to have an exam - but 1st read: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ganglion-cyst/home/ovc-20168586
There's a section on Dx - even one on self-care. Have it checked for sure if you're worried or it changes. ...Read more

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After sitting or sleeping when I walk for the first 5 mins the top of my foot hurts, and I just cant walk properly I limp. What is the cause, thanks.

After sitting or sleeping when I walk for the first 5 mins the top of my foot hurts, and I just cant walk properly I limp. What is the cause, thanks.

Tendonitis: Unless you've had significant trauma to the area, likely you have tendinitis. stretching, exercise, an occasional NSAIID will help in time. Your question does not raise strong concerns of gout, although that is possible, esp if you have swelling and local tenderness. If you've had trauma, suspect gout, or the symptoms don't ease in a week, please see your Dr. ...Read more